Speed Date with Leah: KISS CRUSH COLLIDE by Christina Meredith

Posted 23 February, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

This is a new meme I’m starting. Next week, if you’re interested, I’ll set up a linky so we can do a full-on speed dating thing. All we need after that is some drinks and awkward conversation! Hehe.
KISS CRUSH COLLIDE by Christina Meredith 
YA Romance
313 pages, hardcover
Available now (Dec. 2011)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Review copy provided by publisher via Amazon Vine
What Leah did—only she really shouldn’t have—one hot night at a country club party.

What Leah has—only she really shouldn’t have—on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years.

What happens when everything you always thought you wanted—having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen—runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want.

Kiss. Crush. Collide.
For Leah and Porter, summer is only the beginning.
While the words flow and the pace is steady, it was a bit too predictable for me. Of course, it’s a romance, so what do I expect, right? After all, the queens of YA romance, namely Sarah Dessen and Jennifer Echols, write somewhat predictable plotlines (hey, it’s romance–everyone needs their HEA). But this story just didn’t have me rooting for the main characters the way I’d have liked. Leah, the main character, isn’t very deep and flits through her life like a carefree butterfly. She’s got the money, the family, the smarts, and, of course, the football player boyfriend. But then she falls for Parker, a valet at her country club, and suddenly she’s dating a boy from the wrong side of the tracks and questioning the direction her life is going and her place in the world.
A cute, light romance, KISS CRUSH COLLIDE will keep you turning the pages to find out what Leah decides to do and to read more about Leah’s dysfunctional family.
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6 Responses to “Speed Date with Leah: KISS CRUSH COLLIDE by Christina Meredith”

  1. The predictable aspect might be good for an afternoon read 🙂 However, I do believe you have the right to expect lead characters you can root for….

  2. I actually grew a little bored just reading the description of the book, I don’t know.
    While I believe there is only so much under the sun, it doesn’t sound like this story is all that unique. And I don’t feel like I would root for Leah either.

  3. This is not a book I’ve heard too much about though I’ve seen the cover around for a while. I’m a big romance reader, but even I have my limits with predictability. Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts on this one.

  4. I haven’t read any real good reviews for this one so figured I’d skip it. No point reading a just so-so book when there are great ones to be read!

  5. Yahhhh I’ve basically heard this one isn’t as good as it could have been. I do love HEA, but I think you can get there in a way where you fall in love with the characters and scenarios, no matter how predictable it is. Too bad. :/

  6. Sorry to hear that this is a bit too predictable. I’ve had it on my to-read list for a while now, but haven’t really read up on it much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book!